Dean's Leadership Council

The ICS Dean’s Leadership Council is an advisory board of executive-level leaders who helps advance our research, teaching and public service goals by strengthening the school's ties to industry and the community. 


Mohamed Alkady 
President, Hart Inc.

Roger Andelin, B.S. ’87 
Associate Partner, AKF Partners

Mohammed Attar
VP, Software Engineering, SendGrid

Paul Butterworth, B.S. ’74, M.S. ’81 
CTO, Vantiq

David Cheng, B.S. ’91 
CEO, Pathfynders Corp.

Glenn Coles 
CIO, Yamaha Motor Corp. USA

Rick Dutta
Chairman and CEO, Nexvisionix Inc.

David Fitzsimmons, B.S. '00
Global Process Lead, Ingram Micro Inc.

Bob Frosell
CIO, Corelogic

Dave Goff
Senior VP and CIO, ECMC Group

Prakash Grama 

Jon Hahn, B.S. ’81
CIO, FFF Enterprises

Pat Helland ’76 
Chair of the ICS Dean’s Leadership Council 
Software Architect,

Arthur Hitomi, B.S. ’96
CTO and Co-Founder, Numecent

Dinesh Khaladkar 
President and CEO, eQ Technologic

Robert Kleist 
Retired. Founder and Chairman, Printronix

Hiq Lee 
President, Business Information Systems, Experian

Srinivas Mantripragada Ph.D. '00
VP and CTO, Cloud Infrastructure Services, Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM

Robert Mark '89
Manager/Mission Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Kevin Mun 
VP of Operations, Vangard Voice Systems Inc.

Carlos Oliveira, Ph.D. ’03 
VP, Operations, Vangard Voice Systems Inc.

Al Pedroza
Director, Boeing Test & Evaluation, The Boeing Co.

Dinesh Ramanathan, M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’00
President and CEO, Avogy Inc.

Jack Ringquist '82
Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Robert Romney, B.S. ’83 
Retired. Founder, Zenographics Inc.

Lawrence Rowe, Ph.D. ’76 
Retired. Chairman and CEO, FXPAL

Sandra Smart-Ashburn, B.S. ’87
VP, IT Development, AT&T

Ted Smith 
Emeritus Chairman and CEO, MIND Research Institute

Julie Sokol 
VP, Information Technology Services, Irvine Co.

Richard Sudek, B.S. ’81 
Executive Director, UCI Applied Innovation

Ian Suttle
Director, Software Development, Amazon Alexa 

Jack Tam
VP of Product Development, Consumer Group, Intuit

Michael Wong '03
Principal Software Engineer, Google - Irvine

David Wood, B.S. '85
CEO, Eventene


  • Attend three Council meetings per year
  • Be available to participate in a Strategic Priority meeting(s) around a particular topic (as appropriate)
  • Financially support Dean’s Discretionary Fund at a minimum $3,000 level
  • Participate in the Strategic Direction for the School
  • Serve as an Ambassador for the School in both personal and business interactions
  • Use your connections aggressively for ICS fundraising and relationship building
  • Partner your organization with ICS students in regards to internships, recruitment and company projects
  • Make recommendations for incoming board members


  • Members will play a critical role in expanding the visibility of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences throughout Orange County, California and nationwide
  • Members will have access to the Dean, faculty and student research
  • Members will be invited to share expertise, serve as speakers and participate in events
  • Members will be given networking opportunities through Council meetings and mixers
  • Members will have early access in recruiting high quality interns and graduating students


  • Participate as a speaker, mentor or panelist
  • Hire a graduate student as an intern
  • Recruit ICS students as employees
  • Host an LC meeting, retreat or committee meeting at your company

Contact Ed Hand at or at 949-824-6563